Monday, August 9, 2010

Update about the blog

Just to know that this blog will be "frozen" for a while as I'm now working toward improvements on this site.
Thank you for checking in with me and you're invited to visit my personal blog at:

I'd be happy to help you with anything regarding Close To My Heart as independent consultant, like supplies, idea books or how-to programs, class or event and product updates or other infos you may want to know.
Just email me at:

Or if you're ready to place an order:

Have a great day!

Lya Lin

Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy July

Dear readers:

July is all about Summer, Sun-Shine-Spark and Scrapbook( least for me :D)!
The clock is ticking and I'm very excited about next week's CTMH annual convention!

Seems like it will be one of the best events - we got a lot of expectations!

So to celebrate all things July is coming up to(our anniversary, July 4th, CTMH convention, new opportunities and friendship -old and new ones!)... I'd like to start myself something special, FOR YOU, reader and customer, and here is how it works:
  • from July 3rd to 18, for all purchases* made through - you will receive a $10 gift card - from my blog CRAFTOLOGISTA...yes, this is my own way to say thank you.
  • gift card redeemable in your next purchase. This means for your next purchase you'll have $10 off of total. Minimum of $50 to be redeemable.
  • to qualify your purchase during these days(July 3 to 18) should be at least $50 and up. And from my ctmh website only.
If you are interested in the current Summer Idea Book, please contact me at mypaperidea@gmail - I'm giving away the Spring Idea Book, this means when you order the idea book, you'll receive from me 2 copies(2010 Spring and Summer ). While supplies last.

The image you see above is a mini memory journal I made last year. It features the CTMH papers and stamps that are retired now, but still are my favorites. Just a project review - sorry if you already saw it in here.

Again, Happy July!

Lya - craftologista

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

JUNE - flutter

Good afternoon!
Do you like whimsy butterflies?
You can win the FLUTTER stamps set in today's jackpot. And the featured, 33% off items are the 4 sheets-pack of stickers - STICKEASE, in 5 options...

Happy Summer - what a heat!

Lya - craftologista

Monday, June 28, 2010

JUNE - Mini Medley "combo"!


The picture above shows just some of the 4 Mini Medley packs elements you may win in today's jackpot. These variety of metal accents are so fun to play with when talking about embellishing!

There are just few days to go before the month is gone (can't believe it's almost July)!

Wish you lots of luck!

Lya - craftologista

Sunday, June 27, 2010

JUNE - yesterday's goodie box and today's freebie

Yesterday we had another goodie box (US$40) and I was told that the previous box came with lots of great products! So if you are planning to stock up some scrapbook and stamping supplies you may want to consider the next one that (may) come before the month ends...
As for today, the JACKPOT freebie is the lovely PRETTY PINS & WHITE DAISY JUST BLOOM PAPER FLOWER SET. They are really cute!
And the 5 JACKPOT items to choose from are the designer ribbons.

Click here to see more:

Good evening!

Lya - enjoying the sun but the heat(3 digits!)

Friday, June 25, 2010

JUNE - yesterday's goodie box #7(?) and today's deal! Wow...

The goodie box shown is just in case you wanted to know but missed...
And for today: FREE item is this stamps set - called Adorable. As you can see.
Many new scrapping or card making folks missed this set because it is not in the current idea book, so this is a great opportunity to have it - for FREE!
Again, to win it, choose one of the 5 featured and discounted products( today are Level 2 paper packets) and good luck!

Sunny Friday!

Lya - craftologista

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

JUNE - celebrate [ everyday ] !


Today's we got another fun deal - one of the best deals of the month (the free item value is $34.95 itself and you can get it from here only)!!

One of the five discounted products available today (all are 35% off their regular price) will trigger the FREE Jackpot Item which is our Everyday Celebration Card Kit (retail value of $34.95). This pack includes everything to you need to make sets of BEAUTIFUL cards, including the stamp set, papers, stamp pads and accessories, not to mention the cutting guide and color photos of the finished cards! Order one or two of the items today and hope you get the one that will trigger the Jackpot, or be safe and order one of each, which will guarantee you the free Jackpot Item.
Items available to purchase today for Jackpot June are five of our awesome stamp sets. Each set is available to purchase for only $15 (regularly $22.95).
I already ordered mine - how about you!

Lya - Craftologista

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

JUNE - Emporium creative basics + Fresh Shapes!

After yesterday's freebie, I thought that today would be another great one. I was right...
You can receive this Emporium Creative Basics Papers pack with ribbon(from the so popular Emporium Collection) AND the Fresh Shapes Dimensional Elements, which is a full sheet of chipboards with so many fun shapes!
The featured items are again 33% off price - CTMH stickease packs!

Visit to see more.

Have a fun day crafting!

Lya - craftologista

Sunday, June 20, 2010

JUNE - bundle of rub-ons

When you order the mystery Jackpot item ( yes, you can be a lucky one! ) you'll receive the Love Letters Rub-Ons (retail value of $6.95 US/ $8.25 CAN), the Nature's Ambiance Rub-Ons (retail value of $6.95 US/ $8.25 CAN), and the Love Story Rub-Ons (retail value of $6.95 US/ $8.25 CAN) all for FREE!
Choose to order one or each of the featured, discounted items to guarantee that you will hit the Jackpot!

Happy Daddy Day!

Lya - with love.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

June - FLORAL DELIGHTS for you


Today's JUNE jackpot free item is the FLORAL DELIGHTS stamp set. The one you see above.
When you purchase any of the 5 JACKPOT featured products,this may be coming your way as freebie of the day!

Visit to check it out!

Happy Weekend!

Lya - craftologista

Friday, June 18, 2010

JUNE - yesterday freebie and today's goodie box #6

I didn't post in here yesterday's free item from the June's JACKPOT. But I'm sure many of you were tuned and went to check it out yourselves already...
Here's the freebie, just to know:

And today is the goodie box#6(it's a fun thing to keep tracking)!

Happy Friday...another weekend, yay!
Lots of creativity going on here.

Lya - Craftologista

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

JUNE - goodie box #5

Today's goodie box is a $250 value, but you pay only $100, isn't this a good deal?
No need to guess to get the jackpot.

Have a great deal, I mean, a great day!

Lya - Craftologista

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

JUNE - a beautiful stamp set

There are things that never go out of trends. In my [personal crafter] opinion, this stamp set is one of those.
You can win this beautiful set today with one of the featured - discounted item(ribbons galore)!
Click in to see!

Celebrate little and big things in your life.

Lya - craftologista

Monday, June 14, 2010

White Daisy Grosgrain Bulk Ribbon - JACKPOT

Yum...White Daisy Grosgrain Bulk Ribbon!
Great basic paper crafting embellishment to have. In Bulk is even better...

Got ribbons?

Fun embellishing!

Lya - Craftologista (and [huge] ribbon lover)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

June - flower speaks

Today's JACKPOT is about FLOWERS and some wonderful words...
We can never get enough of kind expressions and nice words, can't we?

You'll find 5 items to choose from to give a try and hit your luck and this stamp set will be your FREE item - today only! Or if you'd like, order all 5 featured, discounted items to make sure you get all the deal!

Hope SO Blessed!

Lya - Craftologista

Saturday, June 12, 2010

JUNE - goodie box #4(...and counting!)

Oh, how good is this? A 50% OFF of CTMH products in a box!
We never know what comes inside but Close To My Heart promises - it's worthy the wait - it's surprise!

Are you looking for stocking some scrapbooking and stamping products? Here you go!

Have a great day!

Lya - Craftologista

Friday, June 11, 2010

Today's goodie is fun!

Welcome back to the fun childhood - these lovely foam numbers tell by themselves...
This is today's free item for the June Jackpot.

Are you ready to play?


Lya - craftologista

Thursday, June 10, 2010

JUNE - great deal!

Hi there:

This is a great deal Ribbon Rounds™ Organizer (retail value of $16.95 US/ $19.95 CAN) - free if you hit the jackpot by choosing one of the featured discounted item!

Visit the myctmh website!

Have a great day!

Lya - craftologista

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Flower Tags

These flower shaped metal rimmed tags are the freebie for today when you purchase one or all of the featured - discounted Level 2 paper packets!

Have plans for Summer? How about some crop time?

Lya -craftologista

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

JUNE - goodie box #3

One more day for the goodie box!
If you like a great deal for scrapbooking goodies...this is for you!

Get yours whenever you can!
Visit myctmh store:

Quick Note: I missed yesterday's posting as the day was crazy for me. Please know that you can always check the day's deal through my website ( even though it is not posted in here! Just to know!

Good night!

Lya - craftologista

Sunday, June 6, 2010


Good morning!

Are you having a fun Sunday?
Today's JACKPOT is about this fun Hodge Podge Color-Ready Alphabet!

By purchasing selected*paper packs you can win it for free!

Check it out at today!

Happy Weekend!

Lya - craftologista

Friday, June 4, 2010

JACKPOT! Goodie box #2

Hi there!

Another goodie box for today!
Check it out at my CTMH!

Have a FUN Friday!


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Clear Mini Album - today's freebie at Jackpot

Good morning!
If you like clear album, then you may want to win this one...this is today's CTMH jackpot special free item when you buy one of the qualified* paper packs.

How would you decorate these clear pages? Hmm. :)

Have a great day!

Lya -C

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

JACKPOT! Goodie box #1

This is again the time of the goodies box filled with CTMH items!

Today is a Goodie Box day! Get a box filled with popular products at 50% or more off of retail value. Plus you'll get a deal on shipping/handling. Purchase this Goodie Box (retail value $200 US / $235.50 CAN) for only$80 US/ $93.95 CAN.

Go check it now(

This offer is while supplies last!


Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Good Day everyone!

Watch it out: CTMH June started with a big Bang...JACKPOT!

Everyday you'll find in myCTMH website( *something* you can win for FREE when you purchase the ONE of the discounted items from that same page.


We never know which one is the JACKPOT - you can try your to hit it(are your finger crossed?) or order all promotional items to guarantee you'll receive the FREEBIES for sure!

Valid during the month of JUNE and only through myctmh online shop!

Visit myCTMH shop to see what's for today!

Lya - craft+ologista

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A special "Thank You"

This card was made thinking about a good friend.
Sometimes is just so worthy to spend a while and make a card for a special person of our lives.

Supplies: Sweet Home B&T Duo paper; natural hemp; Winter Cozy craft Buttons; Colonial White Brads; Colonial White and Chocolate Cardstock,; Vineyard Berry ribbon; stamp set from Sweet Home WOTG kit and ink colors are garnet and indian corn blue.

And remember...tomorrow APRIL 22 it's the EARTH DAY - 40 years celebrating green and life!

Have a great day!

Lya - Craftologista

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

FLOWER POT - 2010 Stamp-of-the-month

This set is simple AND gorgeous. Just can't get enough of them by combining the images and getting different results. I have two samples I made this week to give you some idea...

If you like flowers outlined in variety, this set is a MUST HAVE. And what better than receive it with discount or even for FREE when your order qualifies you?
Stamps-of-the-month are the blast!
By the way...wait to check the Summer's Catalog next Stamps-of-the-month collection!
You'll love them!

Off to some more "flowers".

Lya - Craftologista

Friday, March 19, 2010

A Decorative Composition Book - the making

Hi there!

Today I'm sharing a project made with composition book (bought from a local office supplies store), with its front and back covers "wrapped' with a patterned paper, then added a grosgrain and satin ribbon for edge finishings.

The paper is from the CTMH Animal Cookies collection (X5807) and ink pads are TULIP(Z2166), SUNFLOWER(Z2150), BAMBOO*(Z2103), DUTCH BLUE(Z2119). The ink pads were used for the front cover accents/flowers I made along with the project. The stamp set for the flowers is from COTTAGE FLORAL (B1306). Ribbons from



More miscellaneous items are from my local craft store.

Thank you for stopping by.
Have a great day!

Lya - C

Monday, March 8, 2010

Inchies - fun to make

I already posted this inchies picture in my personal blog but I find its good to share it again since they are all made from Close To My Heart supplies.

The stamps sets I used are:
W330-BEAUTIFUL DAY - this is the current consultant-incentive set.

Do you like inchies too? Please come back to check in my blog as I've planned to make and share more!

Fun Inchies Making!

Lya - C
"Smaller details are the best and finest".

Saturday, March 6, 2010

easy to make - your own accent

Hi, today I'd like to share some pictures that show a easy and fun way to make your
own accent, or flower.
First you stamp your flower image in a white or lighter color cardstock, using a darker ink color.
Stamp again the same flower onto a darker color cardstock, this will be the center part of your flower later on.
Cut out the center of the darker cardstock image as shown above. And then the lighter cardstock image. Glue the first piece(center-smaller) onto the second piece (whole flower) and voila'!
You've got flower _of your own!

This layered flower can be embellished with a brad, button, ribbon, eyelet,......!

Have fun making more with different color combinations, you'll have tons of them ready to use on your projects!

Have a great day!

Lya - craftologista
Trying to make more time to enjoy the creative life.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

ONE-A-DAY #4/30

It has been a while - yes - the time flies and sometimes we just can't believe it...February is almost gone!
Love is essential to have and to hold during all year long but we all know February just carries that little extra charm...right?

Well today I'd like to ask another question of the ONE A DAY #30/30.
Could be brads, ribbons, eyelets,...(to name a few).

And by the way, sharing today a accent pack (Z1243 Mini-Medley Accents Pewter Collection) that comes with coordinated items in a pretty vintage feel. Simply nostalgic.

Thanks for stopping by,
Lya - craftologista.




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